Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 Trump SC supporters wish South won Civil War
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A new poll shows 38 percent of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE's supporters in South Carolina wish the South had won the Civil War.

Another 38 percent say they aren't sure, while just 24 percent say they are glad the Union won, the poll by Public Policy Polling released Tuesday finds.

Seventy percent of Trump backers also believe that the Confederate battle flag should still be flying over their state Capitol.

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Lawmakers voted to take down the flag last summer following a mass shooting of parishioners at a black church in Charleston.

The poll also shows Trump's strong rhetoric on Islam resonating with his South Carolina supporters.

Eighty percent say they support his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country. Less than half — 44 percent — think that practicing Islam should even be allowed in the United States, while a third say it should be illegal.

Furthermore, 40 percent say they support shutting down all mosques in the country, compared to 36 percent who oppose the idea. Sixty-two percent want to create a national database of Muslim citizens.

The poll also showed that Trump has a 17-point lead in the state over his nearest GOP rivals, Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate GOP campaign arm outraises Democratic counterpart in September House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure Senators call for answers from US firm over reported use of forced Uyghur labor in China MORE and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it Australian politician on Cruz, vaccines: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate' MORE, who are tied at 18 percent.